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  • SAN FRANCISCO— A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms. Though Ellen Pao lost her lawsuit against Kleiner...

  • *Kleiner venture capital firm wins against ex-partner Ellen Pao. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. A California jury also...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $57.63. Google Inc class A fell $6.09 or 1.1 percent, to $557.55. Groupon Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $7.61.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury ruled Friday to clear venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination in a lawsuit brought by a former woman partner, but the judge ordered jurors to resume deliberations on a claim of retaliation. The jury in California Superior Court decided that gender was not the reason Kleiner did...

  • *Ex-venture capital firm partner sued for gender discrimination. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury cleared venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination in a high profile lawsuit brought by female former partner Ellen Pao. The case laid bare the personnel matters of the firm that backed Google Inc and Amazon.com...

  • Communication startup Slack reports data breach Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    Slack provides communication tools that integrate with several third-party applications such as Google Inc's Hangout and Twitter. It counts New York Times Co, Spotify and airbnb among its customers. Cybercrimes have emerged as one of the biggest threat to businesses, with companies such as Sony Corp and Target Corp finding themselves at the receiving end in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury has reached a verdict in a high profile gender discrimination lawsuit brought by former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm, a court official said on Friday. The verdict will be read at 2 p.m. PT in San Francisco Superior Court in a case that helped spark a broad discussion...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is teaming up with Johnson& Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room. Google will work with Ethicon, a medical device company owned by Johnson& Johnson. Johnson& Johnson's innovation center in California negotiated the partnership with Google, which is based in Mountain View, California.

  • Midday Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $57.80. Google Inc class A fell $4.41 or. 8 percent, to $559.24. Groupon Inc. rose$. 05 or. 7 percent, to $7.63.

  • 7 keys to building a billion-dollar global brand Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Cheerios

    How do consumer brands become billion-dollar franchises? These 7 keys are shared across many blockbuster products.

  • PARIS, March 27- French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade. While demonstrating an autonomous car and other prototype systems jointly developed with Safran, the French defence and aerospace group, Valeo said on...

  • Google is still the place everyone wants to work Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

    Google remains the most attractive first job for U.S. computer science graduates for the seventh year in a row, a survey shows.

  • Google to pay CFO Porat HOW MUCH in two years?! Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    Ruth Porat

    Google said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years.

  • Early movers: DOW, BBRY, GME, RH, YHOO & more Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- For the past month, the name most associated with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers is former partner Ellen Pao, who took the firm to trial for gender discrimination and retaliation. "You can imagine that over the next 18-24 months we'll be adding people to the firm," said Mike Abbott, 42, one of the newest Kleiner partners,...

  • March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant. Porat's compensation package includes a grant of $25 million through restricted stock units, a $40 million biennial grant in 2016 and a special one-time $5 million...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 55 or. 9 percent, to $57.52. Google Inc class A fell $3.36 or. 6 percent, to $563.64. Groupon Inc. fell$. 16 or 2.1 percent, to $7.58.

  • March 26- Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, an annual base salary of $650,000 and a special one-time $5 million sign-on bonus. Porat, who will join Google on May 26, will also get a new hire grant of $25 million through restricted stock units and a $40 million biennial grant in 2016, the company said in a regulatory filing on...